Make Muslim nations take refugees: Myanmar monk

Buddhist monk Wirathu, at Masoeyein monastery, Mandalay, says Muslims pose a serious threat in Myanmar. Picture: Anthony Klan Source: News Corp Australia

He is the face of the anti-Muslim sentiment that has sparked the Myanmar Rohingya region­al refugee crisis and left Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi silent and exposed, as international calls mount for the human-rights champion to speak out.

Buddhist monk U Wirathu is the leader of Myanmar’s nationalistic 969 Movement, which seeks to “defend” the country from a perceived threat of Muslim domination.

The creeds of 969, spread via DVDs and social media in a nation where the internet was banned until 2011, have won wide support and have fuelled violent conflicts that have left hundreds dead, mostly the country’s persec­uted Rohingya Muslim minority.

Speaking exclusively with The Australian at his Masoyen monastery in Mandalay, central Myanmar, Wirathu said Muslims posed a serious threat to the country, claiming they refused to deal with non-Muslims, forced Buddhist women who wed Muslim men to abandon their religion and waged “jihad” in areas where they were strong in numbers.

“One Myanmar Buddhist girl (who married a Muslim man) who was six months’ pregnant was beaten by her husband when he found out she had been visiting the Buddhist monastery,” Wirathu said. “Another girl was offering flowers to Buddha and she was killed by her (Muslim) husband.”

Anti-Muslim tensions are a major concern for Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, with a November election expected to be called on Monday…

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  • It is good to see a Buddhist leader taking seriously the concerns of his people. The Dalai Lama is a fraud, who sold the Tibetans to China; he even considers himself Marxist. It’s no wonder Suu Kyi is silent – her whole appeal comes from her glorification by the Western Left. She knows very well that siding with the Muslims is going to destroy her election chances.

    • Everyone Else

      Where did you get this from?

      “The Dalai Lama is a fraud, who sold the Tibetans to China; he even considers himself Marxist.”

      • Read his writings, and the story of his life. He is a naïve man at best. It is not by chance that he is the darling of the Clintons and leftists everywhere – they love his message of passivity towards aggressors.

      • Glad you asked – the nice progressive magazine Newsweek quoted his speech in India, delivered in January 2015. Maybe he is getting too stupid or demented (or was simply paid off), but he probably forgot what the Marxists did to his fellow Tibetans. He is a perfect match to Francis, the Marxist Bishop of Rome.

        • Everyone Else

          I think you’re too tough on him.

          He escaped Tibet in 1959 when it got swallowed by China. There’s no way tiny Tibet could have fought back against massive China. The Dalai Lama’s only hope was to curry favor with the rest of the world.

          What screwed up his plans was the Palestinians hogging all the international media oxygen. With their infinite petrodollars they convinced the world they are the most important cause.

          Without international attention the Tibetan monks began public suicide, and even that didn’t work.

          The Dalai Lama has made the best (not much) with a terrible situation. I don’t blame him for any of it. I think it’s the Tibetan tragedy that taught this Burmese monk to take a hard stand.

          • I understand your point and believe me – I have been a staunch supporter of the Dalai Lama over the years, especially after China went after his international appearances with the precision of a Terminator. I was at the Nathan Phillips Square to greet his appearance in Toronto in 1990, trying to control my gag reflex caused by seeing the new Premier Bob Rae. Living near the Chinese Consulate in Toronto, I am witnessing almost every week the dedication of the Tibetan people to keeping their cause alive. As I said I don’t know what happened with their leader – maybe he got old or was bought out, but what Dalai Lama is supporting now is hardly the cause of his people of the Lamaist Buddhism.

      • Alain

        He seems to be afflicted by the same disease as Preston Manning. Being a well qualified senior myself, I reject the idea that it has to do with ageing. The Dalai Lama used to follow Buddhist teachings, but now his interpretation of them continues to change according to the way the wind blows. I respect him as a person, but not at all as a Buddhist scholar or leader. And of course there is Michael Coren who also changes views and religions like I change shirts.

  • ntt1

    Why aren’t the muslim nations taking their brothers in? or is the whole point to send these self generated refugees out as infiltrators into bordering countries?

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Conquest, pure and simple.

  • Good on this Buddhist leader. His vision is correct.

    Deal with Muslims before they grow in number, or it will be too late.

    Sending the Muslims to a Muslim country is the only solution that will work. And this is true for the rest of the world that wants to remain from from Muslim domination.

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  • roccolore

    He’s right. But Muslim nations don’t give welfare benefits to “refugees.”

    • Alain

      True but it is more about invasion and colonisation than welfare. Welfare is just an added bonus for them.

  • Muslims should live with Muslims – they are unable to live with anyone else. Their intolerance and violence is well known and cannot be glossed over. It is not incidental or accidental – it is the very essence of their cursed creed. Islam is unmitigated evil – if they want it, they can keep it for themselves.